Argentina's San Juan to invest up to US$550 mm in dam and aqueduct

Dec 17, 2013 12:00 AM

San Juan province in western Argentina has announced the construction of the Gran Tulum aqueduct and El Tambolar dam for up to US$550 mm.

El Tambolar is a US$400 mm-450 mm hydroelectric project to be located 19 km from Los Caracoles reservoir, and is the last project expected in San Juan river basin, the provincial government said in a statement.

The San Juan government expects to call the related tender in the second half of 2014. El Tambolar would be similar to Punta Negra, a 70MW dam project in the same province.

Further, deputy governor Sergio Uñac said the province had obtained a loan from Kuwait for the construction of the US$100 mm aqueduct Gran Tulum, which would benefit 1mn residents.

WATER TENDER

San Juan province also announced that five companies had submitted economic proposals in a 50 mm-peso (US$8 mm) tender to revamp the potable water distribution network and sewerage system in San José de Jáchal.

Uñac said the sewerage system will be 25km long and has a 39mm-peso budget, while the government expects to spend 9.53mm pesos in the revamp of 7km of the water distribution network.

The consortium Perfil-César Borrego Construcciones submitted a bid of 54.8 mm-55.1 mm pesos, while Oscar Menín Construcciones' proposal was for 60.1 mm pesos, Das Construcciones' bid was 55.9 mm pesos, Cicon Construcciones' proposal was 57.9 mm pesos and Federico Hermanos' bid was 41.5 mm pesos.

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